(That Thing I Do)

The Malaysian Definition

Some like their sambal sweet, some like it spicy. Some like their rice starchy and moist, some like their rice in loose grains. Some like their burgers with chili sauce, some like it with mustard. Some prefer chicken, some prefer beef. Some feel pleasure with extreme spiciness, some feel pain. That’s the beauty of being Malaysian. We don’t […]

Tony Roma’s Experience

Once upon a time, back when I was still a student and weight a hefty (read: grossly obese), I found myself in Singapore with my brother, who’s been working there for a while. By tradition, he’d always pamper me with really nice meals (and sometimes gifts) which I could never back then dream of affording, since […]

Christmas Isn’t Christmas

Christmas used to be a season of excitement for me. As a kid, it meant more toys. Despite the general spend-absolute-as-necessary domestic financial culture which my parents used to practice while I was still living under their roof, Christmas would be the exception, when my parents would spend a lot on gifts for me. Christmas, […]

Grace My Feet With Old and New

Most guys tend to think that nobody really pays attention to a person’s shoes. Girls would nod in agreement when I say this assumption is far from the truth. As for me, I’m a bit of a girl in this sense. I always notice shoes. Every time someone walks by, no matter what I’m doing, […]

What I’m Really Here To Say

I’m not here to announce that Crocs has reopened their Mid Valley Megamall concept store as the biggest one in South East Asia. You will eventually hear about it yourself, or you will see it for yourself as you’re passing by; and you will notice that it is big. You will also notice they have a wider range of […]

Day 33/365: Serpent

The book of Genesis tells a story of the serpent in the Garden of Eden which tempted Eve into eating the forbidden fruit. The story of how man (or woman?) fell from God’s grace through sin. The picture above, I’d like to believe, is an interpretation of that story. It’s an interesting story, but I don’t […]

Good Coffee, Strong Coffee

When I was a young impressionable kid, I grew up going to catechism classes (a.k.a. Sunday school) every week. One of the ideas that I was indoctrinated with, is that I should always be thankful. I was told I should begin every morning with a morning prayer, a “thank you Jesus” for a new day, and the […]

Though I Do Not Know

May day. It was a day of rest for most who were employed. I was at home, and I was not working; but it wasn’t a holiday for me. No, there are no “holidays” or “weekends” when you’re working freelance. As I was busy doing nothing gainful or productive in any way, the doorbell chimed. […]

Crocs Charity Contribution to the Children

Hands up, those of you who love children! Yeah, I know many of you have your hands way up in the air, flailing them around while squeaking in a high-pitched voice. And perhaps, some of you are less enthusiastic about children. I would consider myself to be in the latter category. But I decided to […]